| | Re: Suspected Gallstones
Thanks for taking time to reply to me. The reason why we have to wait is because we're in the UK and our health service is free. Well, paid for with tax payers money, not private insurance. That's why most of the time we have to wait for things and in all honesty it could be at least a month before we get the ultrasound scan because it all depends on the availability of doctors who can do it and the equipment they have to use. That's the problem with that kind of healthcare system but I suppose if you look on the bright side of it, if anyone needs medical help, they will get it regardles of whether they are a street drunk or the Prime Minister and we don't need to buy insurance for that. But the problem is that quite a lot of things are very slow and inefficient. I bet in the US it's unheard of that people who are in pain can spend 4-5 hours in the emergency department waiting for doctor's attention because the doctor isn't available. Here, on the other hand, it's fairly typical for most hospitals except a few. So, that's why we're still waiting for the test and the pain isn't going away. It seems to be a lot worse at around 7-8 pm in the evening and then 5-6 am in the morning. It's just absolute agony and even morphine takes ages to kick in. So, I really don't know how much more of it he can take and how long we have to wait before they understand what the problem is.